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Humble yourself as a little child
(Mark 9:33-37; Luke 9:46-48)
18:1 At the same hour came the taught ones to Yehoshua (יהושע), saying, "Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?"
18:2 And Yehoshua (יהושע) called a little child to Him, and set him in the midst of them,
18:3 And said,
Truly I say to you:
Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.
18:4 whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
18:5 and whosoever receives one such little child in My Name receives Me.
Do not be a stumblingblocks
(Mark 9:42-48; Luke 17:1,2)
18:6 But whosoever offends one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and [that] he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
18:7 Woe to the olam Hazeh because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence comes!
18:8 Wherefore if your hand or your foot offend you, cut them off, and cast [them] from thee: it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into eish olam (Eternal Fire).
18:9 And if thine eye offend you, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: it is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into gehinnom (hell) ha eish.
Parable of a Lost Sheep : Soul are precious
18:10 Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you that in heaven their malakhim continually see the face of my Father which is in Heaven.
18:11 For BEN ADAM is come to save that which was lost.
18:12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, does he not leave the ninety and nine, and goes into the mountains, and seeks that which is gone astray?
18:13 And if so be that he find it,
Truly I say to you:
he rejoiceth more of that [sheep], than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in Heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
Reconciliation according Torah principle as in Dvarim 19:15
18:15 Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone: if he shall hear you, you hast gained your brother.
18:16 But if he will not hear [thee, then] take with you one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell [it] to the assembly: but if he neglect to hear the assembly, let him be to you as an heathen man and a tax-collector.
18:18 Truly I say to you, Whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven.
18:19 Again I say to you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in Heaven.
18:20 For where two or three are assembled together in My Name, there am I in the midst of them.
18:21 Then came Kefa to him, and said, Adonay, how many times shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
18:22 Yehoshua (יהושע) said to him, I say not to you, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
Parable of unforgiving Servant
18:23 Therefore is the Kingdom of Heaven likened to a certain king, which would take account of his avadim.
18:24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
18:25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his master commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
18:26 The eved therefore fell down, and prostrate him, saying, "Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything".
18:27 Then the master of that eved was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
18:28 But the same eved went out, and found one of his avadim, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took [him] by the throat, saying, "Pay me that you owes. "
18:29 And his eved fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will repay you.
18:30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
18:31 So when his avadim saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told to their master all that was done.
18:32 Then his master, after that he had called him, said to him, O you wicked eved, I forgave you all that debt, because you desiredst me:
18:33 Should not you also have had compassion on your eved, even as I had pity on you?
18:34 And his master was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due to him.
18:35 So likewise shall My Father which is in heaven do also to you, if you from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
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Bind is a Semitic idiom expression meaning to forbid or prohibit when you tie some one up he can make any action
Loose is a Semitic idiom expression meaning to allow permit, approval when you release the person he can carry out an action like our modern expression give a green light to go ahead to do it
Agree meaning might be worthly, come together, desire together
mountain is refer to as the wilderness (DuTillet)